Each academic year ASI receives numerous submissions to become part of Fresno State’s ASI team. We have provided helpful information for you to consider before you file for office. Please read carefully and we wish you luck on your prospective campaign.
ASI Elected Positions
- The ASI election process is outlined by ASI’s Policies and Bylaws. The purpose of elections is to choose the 22 student representatives who will serve a (1) year term of office (June 1-May 31) representing students and providing them with a voice and vehicle to create actionable and meaningful change through the democratic process on the Fresno State campus. Below you will find current elected positions within ASI:
Executive Vice President
Vice President Of Finance
Vice President Of External Affairs
Senators of Colleges/Schools:
College of Arts and Humanities
Craig School of Business
Kremen School of Education
Lyles College of Engineering
College of Health and Human Services
Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology
College of Science and Mathematics
College of Social Sciences
Athletic and Recreational Affairs
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Parking and Safety
Student Clubs and Orgs
Veterans and Transfer Affairs
- Elections occur annually and online each spring semester. Election results determine the ASI Senate, the offices of President, Vice President of Finance and Vice President of External Affairs. In order to serve in one of these elected positions you must meet eligibility requirements, submit required documents, as well as follow election protocols and processes and ultimately win your race.
Who is eligible to run for office?
Students are eligible to run for office if they meet the CSU system-wide requirements.
Grades – All candidates must be enrolled and in good standing at the university. Candidates must have received at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) in fall 2020[JDM1], and have earned a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 for all college work. Graduate students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA in all graduate work. Candidates may not be on academic, disciplinary or administrative probation.
Unit Load – Undergraduate candidates must maintain 6 units per semester while running for office. Graduate and credential students must maintain 3 units per semester while running for office. Undergraduate students are allowed to earn a maximum of 150 semester units or 125 percent of the units required for a specific baccalaureate degree objective, whichever is greater. Graduate and credential students are allowed to earn a maximum of 50 semester units or 167 percent of the units required for a graduate or credential objective, whichever is greater.
Residency – Undergraduate candidates for office must have been enrolled on the campus and have completed at least one semester prior to the election, earning a total of 6 semester units during that year. Graduate and credential student candidates for office must earn 6 units per semester of continuous attendance as a new graduate or credential student to be eligible. Graduate and credential students who received a bachelor’s degree or credential within the past three years from the same campus must have earned a total of 12 semester units during their last year as an undergraduate to be eligible.
How do I run for office?
There are four (4) executive positions that make up the executive team of ASI: the President, Executive Vice President, Vice President of Finance, and Vice President of External Affairs. Each is responsible for and performs various tasks that are necessary to operate and manage ASI. Below you will find a brief description of these positions and their corresponding duties, responsibilities and expectations.
President – The President serves as the Chief Executive Officer and directs ASI’s activities and affairs and is responsible for the administration of ASI activities. The President also serves as the primary representative on University-wide committees and can establish committees in coordination with the executive team, submit nominations for student appointments, supervise the executive team and cabinet and perform other duties that are in the best interest of students, ASI and Greater Fresno State community.
Executive Vice President – The Executive Vice President is appointed by the ASI Senate and serves as the Chair of the Student Senate, but not allowed to vote except when necessary to break a tie-vote. The Executive Vice President also represents ASI, along with the President, on University-wide committees and works closely with ASI’s professional staff, and the executive team to coordinate and facilitate Senate policy initiatives, and proposals.
Vice President of Finance – The Vice President of Finance is ASI’s Chief Financial Officer and oversees preparation of the annual budget in accordance with the fiscal policies established by the Student Senate and under the general guidance of the Finance Committee. The Vice President of Finance keeps and maintains correct books and records of accounts of the properties and business transactions of ASI, including accounts of its assets, liabilities, receipts, disbursements, gains, losses, capital, and other matters customarily included in financial statements.
The Vice President of Finance also advises the President and Student Senate on ASI’s fiscal affairs and conditions and presides as Chair of the Finance Committee.
President of External Affairs -The Vice President of External Affairs is ASI’s campus community, local, city, and statewide liaison and oversees preparation of resolutions in regards to legislation, action, or recognition affecting ASI externally. External Affairs also entails building and maintaining relations with alumni. The Vice President of External Affairs should serve as the Corporation’s representative at the California State Student Association (“CSSA”), should the Corporation be a member, with or in place of the President. The Vice President of External Affairs shall keep and maintain, or cause to be kept and maintained, adequate and correct reports and records of CSSA meetings and all other off campus meetings.
The Vice President of External Affairs also advises the President and Student Senate on external affairs affecting the Corporation. The Vice President of External Affairs shall provide updates to the Student Senate on legislation, action, recognition, and all other matters relevant to the external affairs of the Corporation no less than twice a semester at a regular meeting of the Student Senate. The Vice President of External Affairs shall preside as Chair of the Legislative Committee.
Each College comes with a different set of expectations and needs. Be aware of the responsibilities that your college has and read below for further information.
The student Senate is responsible for among other things: (i) adopting an annual budget and (ii) adopting policies and positions concerning the affairs of ASI. There are nineteen (19) senators until an Executive Vice President is selected from among the at-large Senators at which point the number of senators is reduced to eighteen (18).
Senators are elected either as representatives of their academic college/school or in an at-large position. There are eight (8) Senate positions representing the colleges of Arts & Humanities, Health & Human Services, Science & Mathematics and Social Sciences, as well as the Jordan College of Agricultural Sciences & Technology, Craig School of Business, Lyles College of Engineering and the Kremen School of Education & Human Development.
The remaining senator positions, entitled “at-large” positions are more commonly referenced by the “area of responsibility” taken on by the respective senators after being elected (Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Affairs; Resident Affairs; Athletic and Recreational Affairs; Parking and Safety; Student Clubs and Organizations; Student Affairs; Greek Affairs; Veteran’s Affairs; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and Sustainability). Senators make up the voting board for the organization.
Read before Applying
Please read the attached documents below before applying to run for office in the 2021 student body election. They provide a general overview of ASI expectations, policies and additional information about becoming part of the ASI team.
Thank you for your interest in learning more about what you, as a voter, can do in the 2021 student body election. Below you will find information pertaining to both the candidates, and how to navigate issues that may arise with online voting. We will do our best to facilitate a fair, transparent, and easy voting process for all students.
How do I vote?
Each student will be notified and receive an email to their university email on March 16, 2020 with a link, username and password to cast an electronic vote for the 2021 ASI Student Body Election. Use this link to go to the voter portal.
If you encounter any issues accessing the student voter portal, did not receive an email with your designated username and password, or have questions, please contact the ASI Election Commissioner at asi-electionscommissioner@
2021-2022 Election Results
When elections are completed, this is where we will place a list of elected student officials for the next year. Check back soon for updated information.
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